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Oscar 2016 winner: Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy wins best documentary short at Oscars

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pakistani journalist and filmmaker Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy’s “A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness”, about a survivor of an attempted honour killing in her country, has won the best documentary short award at the 88th Academy Awards.

Through her documentary, the filmmaker tells the story of an eighteen-year-old Saba, who fell in love and eloped, was targeted by her father and uncle but survived.

This is the second win for Sharmeen, who previously bagged the Oscar in the same category in 2011 for “Saving Face”.

“Thank God I have two of them now. This is what happens when determined women get together from Saba, the woman in my film, who remarkably survives an honour killing and shared her story,” Sharmeen said in her acceptance speech.

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